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Woman in Black takes over GBP 20m

21st March 2012

The film adaptation of Susan Hill's The Woman in Black has taken more than GBP 20 million at the UK box office.

Figures from Screen Daily show that the film, which stars Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe is the most successful horror film since records began.

The film is currently the highest grossing box office film of 2012 so far, however despite the movie's success, Hill recently revealed that she is broke, suggesting that just because their book gets picked up by Hollywood does not mean authors will reap the rewards.

'Films always make everyone else rich save the author,' Hill tweeted to one of her followers.

Also riding high in the box office charts is The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which was based on Deborah Moggach's These Foolish Things.

The film, which stars Brit acting talent Dames Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, is currently in third position in the chart having taken GBP 1.5 million last week alone.

Another adaptation likely to be setting the box office alight in the coming months is The Hunger Games which stars Jennifer Lawrence and is based on the novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins.

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